“When our generation of songwriters is assessed on our contribution to our time, Steve’s work will rank alongside much better known artists.” Ralph McTell
Here’s to Tom Paine is the adopted theme song for the Tom PainHe is a favourite amongst his peers too with Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Ralph McTell, Chris Smither, Wizz Jones, Robin Wlliamson and Bert Jansch among others having had nothing but good things to say about him. His songs have been recorded by various artists including, Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane, The House Band, Peter Bellamy, North Cregg, Bob Fox and Les Barker. e Society of America and we’ve lost count of the number of versions of The Slipjigs & Reels!
“His music has a flow and poignancy, which makes it, stand out from the plethora of singer/guitarists on the scene.” Guitar Magazine
Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song-smiths, in a career now amazingly spanning forty-five years and counting; he has become widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music: the words, arrangements and subtle but quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.
“…an artist still very much at the top of his game.” Living Tradition